Average Cloud System Cost

20 Phones

Monthly Cost = $500.00

Unlimited Calling US & Canada

​Tax Not Included

Verizon T1 Line w/ 3000 Minutes 

Average 50 User Account

23 Concurrent Calls

$1,000.00 - $1,300.00

Rates Change Depending on Location

Business Phone Line Options and Cost


Average Cloud System Cost

5 Phones = $125.00

Monthly Cost 

Unlimited Calling in US & Canada

Tax Not Included

SIP Trunks premise based phone plans

$14 to $21.00  Per Trunk

​Unlimited Calling



3 SIP Trunks X 5 Phones

Monthly Cost = $104.00

Unlimited Calling in US & Canada

​Tax Not Included


Verizon POTS Lines

$24.95 to $49.95 Per Line

Metered Rate

Mid-Sized Businesses 


12 SIP Trunks X 20 Phones

Monthly Cost = $385.00

Unlimited Calling US & Canada​Tax Not Included


I'm often asked what is the most cost effective way to handle phone calls, POTS Lines, T1, SIP or VoIP? 

For starters it depends on what type of company you are, the size of your business and how important the phones are to your business. You want to maximize your savings but your not sure if VoIP is to risky for your company.  

Pizza place may want to stick with POTS lines and a small PBX. Small starter business 5 phones and up may like a Hosted System.

A small business with 3 phones or less might be able to use a basic Analog System.

Once we confirm the type of business you are and how you handle your calls, we can make a recommendation. 

Small Business 

If you are a small business the most popular way to make calls 10 years ago was POTS Lines also known as Plain Old Telephone

Lines. Plenty of businesses continue to use POTS Lines today because they fear making calls over the internet.  Today I see more small businesses moving to Cloud Systems or SIP Trunks. As a small business owner myself and a Telecommunications Company I understand the fear of being without phones. I also understand I need to make myself available to my customers at all times or I risk losing their business.  This is where SIP & VoIP has taken our business to new heights.  You can call my extension and get me on my cell phone anytime. If I can't answer the call then voicemail message is emailed to my cell phone. I can make calls using an app on my phone and the Caller ID will show our main company phone number or I can chat with my team and make sure they assist me when I'm not available. SIP & VoIP has built-in Failover. This way if your building lost it's power calls can automatically reroute to your cell phone or any destination.

TTI uses the same technology we provide to our customers. We used SIP Trunks with our IP Office before switching to Avaya's Cloud System. We use SimpeWan Cloud Router to protect our business from Cyberattacks, measure the quality of our ISP traffic and utilize the Dual Wan Failover in case our Primary Internet is down.

POTS Line Pain Points

Small businesses you will find many times Verizon is no longer repairing lines with new copper. Verizon has made a major investment in Fiber which means when the copper lines are down and in need of repair, Verizon in many case repairs the line with used copper.  This acts like a band-aid and fixes the problem for a few months then the issue sometimes resurfaces again and again. It gets to the point where you want strap on some climbing boots and repair the line yourself. 

The next problem is Fios is not available everywhere. I would say most of my customers in South Jersey area are without Fios Service.  Even if Fios is available the cost is high.  My average customer saves 45% over Verizon and 30% over Comcast.  Verizon practices locking their customers into 2 year auto renewal contract. Personally I think this practice should be illegal as many businesses have to suffer while waiting for their contract to end. Comcast will extend your contract when you make changes. I once was paying for TV service even though I had no TV. I canceled this service to save $10.00 off my bill and then Comcast put me into a new contract without me ever knowing. This hurt our business when we moved and wanted to change to Fios Internet.

I recommend small businesses freeing yourself from Enterprise level Providers as much as possible and work with a smaller company like TTI who can make sure your contracts are in order, reminders are set in place and your getting the best rate for your business. 

T1 Lines also fall under the copper umbrella and it makes more sense for a small or mid-sized company using a T1 to switch to SIP. The lines are more flexible and cost way less. 

Small businesses you have 3 options: 


1. POTS Lines: This technology limits your phone system to the most basic features while having to work with subjected to hidden contracts and long wait times. If this is yoru preferred method TTI does work with top Verizon Reseller who can offer better tech support and lower monthly cost.   

2. SIP Trunks:  If your phone system can integrate with SIP I would recommend moving to this service. If you work with the right SIP Provider and Telecom vendor like TTI, you will find SIP is reliable and a real money saver.  SIP also enhances most newer type of phones systems like the Avaya IP Office.  Now you can ring cell phone and desk phone at the same time, get DID Numbers for super low cost, create emergency lines without having to pay an answering service $250.00 a month and have your very own Conference Bridge.   If your company is moving and or has moved you will find your phone number won't transfer over to another town or state unless you pay $40.00 a month per number for Call Forwarding. Why pay $40.00 a month when you can get a DID number for $3.00 a month.

3. Hosted or Cloud Phone System: TTI works with 20+ Cloud Providers and I can tell you there not all the same.  The benefit of working with us is we will find the right company for your business. I've seen Cloud Providers make it very hard to get out of contract, offer low prices with horrible customer service, sales reps that don't last a year and hardcore leverage applied when you want to make a change or downsize your phone lines.

TTI is one of the few companies who can offer a Cloud System contract free with on-site technical support. 

Below are cost examples, tax not included: 

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE IN THE PHONE SYSTEM GAME?  That's the pitch I've heard over and over again. Your in the phone system game the second you put a phone on your desk.  The phone system either lives in your building that you control or it lives hundreds of miles away that someone else controls. In fact by going Cloud you added your IT team to the mix.  Personally I don't like giving up control to other companies who can apply leverage to our company. There are many great reason to move to the Hosted but don't let a sales rep hundred of miles away or an IT Tech scare you into thinking phone systems will hurt your business. Keep in mind an IT Tech profits when they sign you up for a their Cloud System. In my experience, rarely does Data tech understand what your staff requires when working their telephones, to them it's all 1s and 0s. 

TTI's average small customer pays under $500.00 a year in service calls or less.

Annual service contract range from $400.00 - $600.00.

Many Cloud companies will tell you not to pay the high cost for a new phone system, but what they won't tell is Avaya offer 0% financing.  Below is a rough estimate using Avaya's 0% and SIP Service.

​​​What is the difference between Cloud and SIP?

​Cloud or Hosted Phone System is a VoIP Service:  VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. Voice over Internet Protocol is a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional phone lines.

SIP integrates with your Avaya PBX or Premise Base Phone System: SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol.

SIP is a powerful and efficient communications protocol which can be used to send multimedia messages to multiple parties - allowing people around the world to communicate over the internet using their computers, and mobile devices for phone calls and video applications. 

I hope this was helpful to you. If you have any questions please feel free to call us. 

(856) 235-1411 Ext. 211  


50 Hosted Seats Unlimited Minutes

$800 - $1,500.00 Monthly

​Backup Internet $25-$45.00 Month

Rates Change Depending on Location

Average Cloud System Cost

100 Phones

Monthly Cost = $1,800.00

Unlimited Calling US & Canada

Tax Not Included

Cloud or Hosted

$19.95 to $30.00  Per Seat

Unlimited Calling

High End mSIP Service

Average 70 User Account

6,000 Minutes - 36 Concurrent Calls

$570.00 Monthly

Backup Internet $25 - $45.00 Month

​​​​Rates Change Depending on Location


100 Phones X  24 SIP Trunks

​Monthly Cost = $1,500.00

Tax Not Included

Comcast  POTS Lines

$24.95 to $38.95  Per Line

Unlimited Calls in US